Dhenkanal, Feb 9: A man was arrested for killing her wife by setting her ablaze suspecting her character last week at Chunargad village under Kankahada police limits in the district, police said on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Rinki Mahakud. The police forwarded the accused Nabakishor Kabat to court on Monday.
According to the police, Rinki was set ablaze and she succumbed to burn injuries late night on February 4.
The brother of the victim lodged a murder complaint in Kankadahad police station following which the police detained her husband for investigation.
Later, the accused confessed to the crime before police on Monday and was arrested.